Tender Opportunities

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Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest.

Building Community Capacity to Support Palliative Care – Highland Hospice

Highland Hospice requires a consultant to research and propose a methodology to develop and deliver community-based volunteers to support palliative care patients and carers across the Highlands.

Deadline Date: 13/06/2014


Architectural & Landscape Design Services – Dumfries and Galloway Council

Architectural and landscape design services: Overall project requirements
The selected Consultant shall act as designer on behalf of the Council, primarily supporting the redevelopment of Agnew Park Facilities, building the associated public realm and coastal path.
Architectural and landscaping design services are sought for the extension and conversion of an existing Council building, additionally the appointment will require the design team to prepare a design for the associated public realm areas and coastal pathway to extend Agnew Parks relationship with Stranraer Marina slip way and the existing coastal path.
Provide design concept for the extension and redevelopment of Agnew Park Facilities Building and design concepts for the associated public realm areas to include environmental improvement to path ways that link Stranraer Harbour Area and the coastal pathway.
Provide designs for potential tree planting to the front of the car park adjacent to Agnew Park.
Provide design details to upgrade the main events area of Agnew Park to include the provision of electricity points and water supply.
Undertake Community and other stakeholder consultation on the concept designs as required
Provide survey costs for all developments, obtain planning, building regulations and any other consents, to complete development , to include production of detailed designs and specifications, and PQQ and ITT documents for construction contractors, and to provide pre and post quote advice.
Provide a robust cost plan for carrying out the above works.
This list is not exhaustive.
In addition the successful organisation shall be expected to:
Travel to Dumfries and Galloway area to attend meetings when required with officers
Present advice to senior officers, elected members and our development partners
Produce reports, contracts and other documentation as instructed
Liaise with the developers legal team and other consultants as required
Oversee/liaise with the Council’s Estates Management Service on any relevant matters

Deadline Date: 14/07/2014


Consultancy Opportunity – Ardentinny Community Trust

Consultancy Requirement:
Ardentinny Community Trust, Glenfinart Walled Garden, a B Listed Building
A Costed Repair Scheme and Conservation Plan
A Business Plan
£13,000 all inclusive 4 months July to October 2014
1. Develop a costed repair scheme with a Conservation Plan for the wall and structures.
This part of the project will appoint a design team, with relevant conservation experience. With a condition survey of the Walled Garden they will develop a costed repair scheme, seeking statutory consents where required. The team will also consult with Historic Scotland to produce a detailed Conservation Plan for the site.
2. Develop a detailed Business Plan.
The project will resource a team of suitably experienced consultants, to work closely with the Trust to revise a detailed 3 year Business Plan specifically for the Walled Garden site.
The team will identify capital funding to secure the Walled Garden and enable management of the site in the longer term.
For Information please email Lynn Kerr, Secretary, Ardentinny Community Trust lkerr172@btinternet.com or call 01369 810275

Deadline Date: 06/06/2014


Researcher – Capability Scotland

The National Play Strategy Action Plan was launched in 2013 with a clear vision that Scotland will be the best place to grow up and a nation that values play as a life enhancing daily experience for all children and young people of all ages, stages and abilities, particularly disabled children and young people and other marginalised groups. To achieve this we require a positive and supportive environment to enable quality play opportunities for all children in Scotland. This will include valuing children and young people and the organisations that provide and support play opportunities and that we are making best use of the skills and knowledge of the play workforce. This proposed primary research will investigate inclusive play in Scotland to identify context, current practices, barriers and aspirations.


The Play Strategy Implementation Group has created a short-life working group to oversee this project as part of the implementation of the National Play Strategy. The working group consists of members from Capability Scotland, Scottish Out of School Care Network, Smart Play Network, International Play Association, The Yard and other local and national organisations providing input. A Literature Review is in progress focussing on the definition of inclusive play in each of the four Domains of strategy; ‘in the home’, ‘nursery and school’, ‘in the community’ and ‘positive support for play’ and is reviewing existing literature on the barriers to inclusive play and research into current practice to ensure play is inclusive in Scotland.

This primary research will follow on from the Literature Review to deliver Action 9.6 – ‘Review inclusive play in Scotland, to identify current practices, barriers and aspirations’ in order to build a knowledge base which will inform the implementation of the strategy for all.

Research Aims and Objectives

Through primary research in order to deliver on Action 9.6 across the four domains within the Play Strategy For Scotland and we aim to;

– Determine the existing barriers to inclusive play in Scotland

– Identify the aspirations of stakeholders towards inclusive play

– Extract what approaches, tools, practice and strategies work well in ensuring play is inclusive

This will be achieved through direct consultation and analysis by the contractor who will:

– Consult with children and young people

– Consult with play sector workforce involved in direct provision of play opportunities

– Consult with wider play sector stakeholders not involved with the direct provision of play opportunities.

– Produce a final report to include analysis of above data, identifying gap’s and recommendations for future consideration.

Suggested Approach.

The detailed method for achieving the objectives will be the responsibility for the contractor to propose and seek agreement with and support from the steering group. However, the following is required from the contractor:

Use the findings from the Literature Review, define and use a Topic Guide to set questions in order to design and carry out primary research with:

– Disabled children and young people those identified from the Literature Review as being in a marginalised group.

– Those directly involved in the provision of play within the sector e.g. those in local government, third sector, private sector and NHS

– Those not involved in the direct provision of play opportunities e.g. those involved in the delivery, planning and commissioning of play for children and young people.

Varying methods and approaches would be identified and used by the contractor in order to facilitate and gather views of those identified e.g. face to face consultations, focus groups, paper based questionnaires, online and telephone surveys.

The contractor would require to travel around Scotland and have access to a phone, internet and desk space (either home based or possibly within a local Capability Scotland office by negotiation) over a brief period

Deadline Date: 09/06/2014